40 World Map Tattoos That Will Ignite Your Inner Travel Bug

Finally: The world is yours.

This simple back piece.

Simple Map Tattoo on Back by Jay Shin

Freshly inked and dying for attention. (Photo: Jay Shin)

This polar bear.

Polar Bear Map Tattoo by Sasha Unisex

Another breathtaking work of art from Russia’s resident master of creation. (Photo: Sasha Unisex)

This dotwork design.

Dotwork World Map Tattoo by Fraise

We’ve got a fair amount of watercolor and minimalistic pieces on this list and even a few mandala designs, but surprisingly enough only two dotwork designs. (Photo: Fraise)

This sketched map.

Sketched Map Tattoo by Elisa Nobre

I guess you could classify this as watercolor work with sketch style outlines. Well done. (Photo: Elisa Nobre)

This awesome forearm work.
World Map Tattoo on Forearm by Karry Ka-Ying Poon

(Photo: Karry Ka-Ying Poon)

This dripping map.

Watercolor World Map Tattoo by Yeliz Ozcan

Always been a fan of these dripping watercolor designs. A creative twist to a style that’s becoming all too common.  (Photo: Yeliz Ozcan)

These Scarface-esque globes.

World Map Foot Tattoos

If the Scarface end theme song doesn’t play in your head while you read this then you haven’t seen the movie enough times.  (Photo: Lucky’s)

This tiny gradient.

Small World Map Tattoo by Carousel

There’s a lot more to this design than initially meets the eye. (Photo: Carousel)

This rustic chart.

Old World Map Tattoo by Ivan Anglin

This vintage style map reminds one of an old treasure map. Fun fact: no one in the history of the world has ever actually found a treasure from a treasure map. (Photo: Ivan Anglin)

This origami map.

Geometric World Map Tattoo by Marky

An origami map. Who would have thought? (Photo: Marky)